- North West Shelf
It has a considerable number of oil and gas wells, pipelines, production areas and support facilities.
The production areas are located offshore and within the jurisdiction of the Western Australian state government.
The two main production areas are known as the Thevenard Production Area close to the location of Onslow - while the Varanus Production Area is located west of Dampier.
The North West Shelf Natural Gas Development Project  is a project that utilises resources within the region from various gas fields - however it is considered to be only in part of the whole shelf region. It involves developments on the Burrup Peninsula, Barrow Island and other locations.
Geology of region
Considerable parts of the region are the highest prospective gas and oil areas of Australia. The main sedimentary basin providing the opportunity is the Northern Carnarvon Basin - however it is only one part of the regional complex .
- ^ Atherton, Graeme, and Rick Wilkinson. (1989) Beyond the flame : the story of Australia's North West shelf natural gas project Perth, W.A.: Government and Public Affairs Division, Woodside Offshore Petroleum
- ^ Geoscience Australia - Offshore Northwest Australia
- (1980) State of excitement over North-West Shelf Gas Fields. Petroleum gazette, Sept. 1980, p.58-62,
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
North West Shelf — Als North West Shelf wird eine Region in Western Australia bezeichnet, in der große Vorkommen von Erdöl und Erdgas im Nordwesten von Australien in der Pilbara Region liegen. In diesem Gebiet befinden sich zahlreiche Erdöl und Ergasvorkommen vor… … Deutsch Wikipedia
North West Shelf — noun the name commonly given to a part of the continental shelf off Australia s north western coast; location of a natural gas field. The North West Shelf lies off the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts. Intensive petroleum exploration followed earlier … Australian English dictionary
North West Shelf Venture — leases and infrastructure The North West Shelf Venture, situated in the north west of Western Australia, is Australia s largest resource development project. It involves the extraction of petroleum (mostly natural gas and condensate) at offshore… … Wikipedia
North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System — The North West Shelf Operational Oceanographic System (NOOS) monitors real time sea levels for the North Sea area. NOOS is operated by partners from the nine countries bordering the extended North Sea and European North West Shelf; Belgium,… … Wikipedia
North west shelf western australia — #REDIRECT North West Shelf … Wikipedia
North West Coastal Highway — Length 1320 km (820 mi) Direction Southwest Northeast From … Wikipedia
North West Australia — The official regions of Western Australia: the Kimberley is in red, the Pilbara in orange and the Gascoyne is an ochre/burnt sienna colour. The terms North West Australia, The North West and North Western Australia have been used as a regular… … Wikipedia
North West Coastal Highway — Der North West Coastal Highway ist Teil des Highways 1 Der North West Coastal Highway in Western Australia ist eine Nord Süd Autobahn, die den Fischereihafen Geraldton mit dem Eisenerzhafen Port Hedland verbindet. Die zweispurige Fahrbahn ist… … Deutsch Wikipedia
West Australian Petroleum — Pty Ltd Rechtsform Limited Gründung 1952 Sitz Branche Mineralöl Vorlage:Infobox Unternehmen/Wartung/Pflichtparameter fehlt Wes … Deutsch Wikipedia
North Sea oil — is a mixture of hydrocarbons, comprising liquid oil and natural gas, produced from oil reservoirs beneath the North Sea. In the oil industry, the term North Sea often includes areas such as the Norwegian Sea and the area known as West of Shetland … Wikipedia